Again, I have had a lot of time to reflect recently during my healing process. It has been an intense time of self reflection. During times like these, I look up to role models to see what they are doing, that I should be doing.
My buddy Gary Sinise is out on his book tour for his book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service. He has done many interviews and press events over the past week. I am sure you have seen many of those. As if that wasn’t enough, he also took the time to play concerts for service members and their Families at both Nellis and Luke Air Force Bases. His friends event surprised him with a video thanking him for his service. See link below:
The question is obvious…how are you and I doing focusing on service, and not on self? I’ll give myself about a B. I, like you, am making decisions everyday about use of resources (time, money, etc). How much of that is going to make me happy, and how much of that is going to make other folks happy (or at least less unhappy)? I’ve got some work to do…you probably do as well. Let’s follow Gary’s lead and pledge to do better.